It was my day off yesterday and the sun was shining so I thought I would make some new seats for my old garden chairs as the old ones were all ripped. I used some pretty oil cloth fabric called Field Study from our Freespirit range.
I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately, this is because I have been busy making a very important dress for my daughter. It is a Colette Laurel
It’s an easy dress to make and the instructions are really clear and easy to follow. The fabric on the other hand was a bit tricky, a lovely coral crepe/georgette fabric, it was so slippery to use, I had to redo the sleeves a couple of times as they were different lengths! I didn’t read about spraying the fabric with a starch spray until it was too late. I will definitely do that next time I use this type of Fabric.
My gorgeous daughter was going to a fancy dress party last night, the theme was Noah’s Ark, so she needed to be an animal. I had already made her the Zebra print shorts so I made her a tail to complete the outfit. I would’ve made her a top as well but didn’t have time & she didn’t want to go too mad! A nice subtle costume!
we have just added stock of Clover bias binding makers to TrixieLixie so I thought I would have a go at making some, there is an excellent tutorial here on the Colette blog. For my June give-away you could win one of these bias binding makers, for a chance to win, leave me a comment, for a further chance to win sign up for the TrixieLixie newsletter here
I have finally drawn a winner for the leafy stripe fat quarter bundle that I featured a few weeks ago, Becca Kettle is the lucky winner, she suggested putting the fabric into embroidery hoops and hanging them on the wall, I would love to see that!